I found this whole thing crazy... there is no way a guy who's been out in the backcountry filming and hucking cliffs for like 15-20 years has no avy experience.
The saddest thing is for ever he was known as a crazy guy who drank and smoked himself into oblivion until getting his life together and cleaning up his act. It's always so tragic when things like this happen after all he went through and survived in his life.
Didn't know him personally, but know people that did. Nothing but good things to say from those who knew him. My kids rode with him at moonlight through their freerire team a few times. He gave them posters and autographs. People around here were excited about having him around this season. Whole community is saddened. Too bad.